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Remembering Mike Parker Creator Of The Helvetica

by | 5th, March 2014

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MIKE Parker died on Sunday. He was 84. He created the Helvetica font.

He began his career with the  Mergenthaler Linotype Company in 1959 and ended with the Font Bureau.

 

 

Said Parker in 2007:

When you talk about the design of Haas Neue Grotesk or Helvetic, what it’s all about is the interrelationship of the negative shape, the figure-ground relationship, the shapes between characters and within characters, with the black, if you like, with the inked surface… I mean

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